The Covenant repository displays notable examples of innovative solutions for age-friendly environments in Europe. Its objective is to exchange knowledge, foster synergies and contribute to the scaling up of these initiatives.

You may already consult below a list of existing initiatives, covering the 8 domains of WHO age-friendly environments strategy: housing, transport, community services & health services, outdoor spaces & buildings, social participation, respect & social inclusion, civic participation & employment, communication & information. Do not hesistate to consult the guidance available here.

Do not hesitate to submit your own initiative(s) as well to share it/them with our large network and get in touch with potential partners. To make it easier for you, a guidance document is available here.

Finland SUOMI / FINLAND OuluA tool for assessing the perceived quality of life and the mental and social functional ability of people with memory disease (MIKE) Target group MIKE is aimed at assessing people who have minor to moderate memory disease and who remain living in...Non-governmental organisationPrimary health care providersNursePrimary health care providersOtherProvider of informal careProvider of preventive careRead more
Finland SUOMI / FINLAND YlihärmäBecome a volunteer reader Target group:Care home residents How does the concept work in practice? The role of the care home (care home as part of the service concept) • The care home suggests a regular reading time that suits the home’s weekly...Non-governmental organisationRead more
Finland SUOMI / FINLAND HelsinkiThe candidates in parliamentary election could be seen as a smaller version of the Finnish population – they come from different backgrounds and from every part of Finland. During the spring 2015 The Alzheimer Society of Finland invited all the 2000...Non-governmental organisationRead more
Belgium RÉGION WALLONNE and region bruxelles-capitaleThe concept and the charter of dementia friendly community is develop by the LIGUE ALZHEIMER ASBL. By being a Dementia Friendly City, the signatory city aims to commit itself to encourage the inclusion of people with dementia and their relatives...Health service contractersPublic authorityRead more
The Netherlands NEDERLAND ZwolleOlder persons face unavoidable changes in later life. These changes relate to different aspects of their lives, including the physical, social, psychological and spiritual domains. Some changes may lead to what may be described as a ‘wicked problem...Research/educational settingRead more